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Austin-Area
Amphibian
ID Guide

Austin-Area
Amphibians
(Frogs, Toads, Salamanders)

Austin-Area Amphibians
(Frogs, Toads, Salamanders)

An amphibian is a cold-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that comprises of frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders. They are distinguished by having an aquatic gill-breathing larval stage followed (typically) by a terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage.

An amphibian is a cold-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that comprises of frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders. They are distinguished by having an aquatic gill-breathing larval stage followed (typically) by a terrestrial lung-breathing adult stage.

Austin-Area
Frogs

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (literally without tail in Ancient Greek).
Photos by Adam Dawson

American Green Tree Frog
(Dryophytes cinereus - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson

Blanchard's Cricket Frog
(Acris blanchardi - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson
Photos by Adam Dawson
Photos by Adam Dawson

Rio Grande Leopard Frog
(Rana berlandieri - wiki)

Photo by Hugo Claessen

Southern Leopard Frog
(Rana sphenocephala - wiki)

Photo by Bob Warrick

Spotted Chorus Frog
(Pseudacris clarkii - wiki)

Photo by Gary Nafis

Strecker's Chorus Frog
(Pseudacris streckeri - wiki)

Photo by Stanley Trauth
No claim to original - U.S. Government works

Austin-Area
Toads

Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.

Austin-Area
Toads

Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.

Couch's Spadefoot Toad
(Scaphiopus couchii - wiki)

Photo by Adam Dawson

Great Plains Narrow-Mouthed Toad
(Gastrophryne olivacea - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson
Photos by Adam Dawson
Photo by Dr. Robert Thomas - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photos by Adam Dawson

Austin-Area
Salamanders

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults.

Austin-Area
Salamanders

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults.

Barton Springs Salamander
(Eurycea sosorum - wiki)

Photo by Ryan Hagerty-USFWS

Smallmouth Salamander
(Ambystoma texanum - wiki)

Photo by Greg Schechter

Texas Salamander
(Eurycea neotenes - wiki)

Photo by Terry &Diana Hibbitts

Western Slimy Salamander
(Plethodon albagula - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson

Austin-Area
Frogs

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (literally without tail in Ancient Greek).

Photos by Adam Dawson

American Green Tree Frog
(Dryophytes cinereus - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson

Blanchard's Cricket Frog
(Acris blanchardi - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson

Photos by Adam Dawson

Photos by Adam Dawson

Rio Grande Leopard Frog
(Rana berlandieri - wiki)

Photos by Hugo Claessen

Southern Leopard Frog
(Rana sphenocephala - wiki)

Photos by Bob Warrick

Spotted Chorus Frog
(Pseudacris clarkii - wiki)

Photos by Gary Nafis

Strecker's Chorus Frog
(Pseudacris streckeri - wiki)

Photos by Stanley Trauth

Photos by No claim to original - U.S. Government works

Austin-Area
Toads

Toad is a common name for certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and large bumps covering the parotoid glands.

Couch's Spadefoot Toad
(Scaphiopus couchii - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson

Great Plains Narrow-Mouthed Toad
(Gastrophryne olivacea - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson

Photos by Adam Dawson

Photo by Dr. Robert Thomas - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Photos by Adam Dawson

Austin-Area
Salamanders

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults.

Barton Springs Salamander
(Eurycea sosorum - wiki)

Photos by Ryan Hagerty-USFWS

Smallmouth Salamander
(Ambystoma texanum - wiki)

Photos by Greg Schechter

Texas Salamander
(Eurycea neotenes - wiki)

Photos by Terry &Diana Hibbitts

Western Slimy Salamander
(Plethodon albagula - wiki)

Photos by Adam Dawson